Monday, April 13, 2009

DTD £60k 11th April - Day 2

So being quite short I knew I had to get busy, but with 25+ BB's I decided to sit tight for a couple of orbits. I pick up KK on the SB and make a raise (after a few limpers) and take down the pot - I show the KK.
Next hand I play was again the SB and again I raised the limpers. Again it is folded and again I table KK.
With a rock like image now I took full advantage of this (which was a good thing as I went totally card dead!). I quickly got to almost 40k without showdown then I got moved tables.
For some reason I decided to make this play. I am BB and face a standard raise from the button. I didnt feel he had much and thought of repopping pre but flatted instead. My intentions were to check raise the flop if he made an obvious CBet. Flop was Q 2 5 and I checked. He made a CBet and I moved in with A 5. He tanked for a bit but then called and showed Q 7. I received no help and was down to 6.5k (almost 5xBB)
Next 3 hands I open shoved and received no callers so I had doubled up.
Then this hand occurs. I have 11k back and in the BB (for 1600). it is multi limped (5 I think) and I have 4 6. I thought about moving in but not too sure what UTG had limped with so decided to see the free flop. 2 4 6 all diamonds was the flop.
SB checks and I decide this was a good spot to push. folded round to the button who flat calls (he had 100k+ at the time). He tables 77 no diamonds and I trebble up.
Soon after with blinds 1k 2k, I raise the button with AK to 7500. SB folds and BB thinks for a while then shoves for 40k+.
Now I have a decision, with 25k back I could still play poker. Did I want to gamble here to double up? My decision was made a little easier as I had played with this guy most of yesterday and he knew I was capable of raising with any 2 and I knew he was capable of shoving with any 2 from the blinds. So a chance I might even be ahead here and I make the call. He tables 44. Flop was no good for me but the turn bought the Ace and the river bricked. So i am now on almost 80k! (15 minutes from being on 6.5k)
Table breaks soon after and with 40 odd left I find Sam Trickett to my right. This hand is my undoing. I am BB (for 2400) and it is folded round to Sam who completes from the SB. I have 8 6. flop comes 2 5 6. Sam bets 3k and I call.
J on the turn and Sam fires 6k. I re raise to 17k and Sam calls. River is a brick and with only 25k back Sam checks the river. I feel Sam will call the shove so I give up. He tables 10 6 and takes the pot.
With hindsight, I think I should shove the turn here, or at least move in on the river.
I manage to get back to 30k when I find AQ in the SB. 2 limpers and Sam makes it 8k from the button. I shove and receive two callers (Sam being one of them). Flop is 5 6 8, and first to act bets out 20k. Sam passes and the guy shows 77. So i have 6 outs for a 100k pot but get no help and I exit in 41st place.

Generally pleased with the way I played and only slight concerns over that SB BB hand with Sam.

So thats another DTD £60k comp without a cash. :(

Equal Chance £20k this weekend is my next venture.

DTD £60k 11th April

My Fav comp in the UK by far but with lots going on this weekend, I thought the field may be a little smaller than usual. Well it was, but only just!! 290odd runners was still a VERY good turnout.

My starting tabe was a very good one, most people waiting for hands and only playing post flop when they connected and were unwilling to put alot of chips in with marginal hands. Within 3 orbits I was on 18k and only one showdown I think. From there I got that "stumbling block" feeling where I kept bouncing between 18k and 10k.

There was this one guy on our table, who reminded me why I do not drink any more. He was totally wasted, and as time went on he became more of a wanker! Abusing the dealers/valets, constantly swearing and generally being a pain in the arse. Now me being me , I couldnt let it go on. There was one hand where a guy had been re raised all in on the turn and had a big decision. This twat then pipes up (who wasnt in the hand and was at the other end of the table) with his usual shit "What you gonna do now?" "Been caught have ya?" etc...
"Leave it out m8, he has a decision. Respect other players, youre not even in the hand so be quiet!" I say. He then turns on me. I remain silent until the hand has finished. "Look m8, you were not in the hand and the guy had a decision, you should show a bit of etiquette and keep quiet"
"Did he hear me? Did he hear me?" was his reply.
"I dont care if he heard you or not, thats not the point. Just stop being an arse"
This quietened him down a bit but I could tell he was gunning for me. Then a hand occurred where I just knew he had nothing. I had raised preflop and he repopped me. I flat (with position). He fires the flop and I call. He then fires the turn and I re raise him. He re raises me quite big (over 50% of his stack)and I call quickly. Still convinced he had nothing. He bets really small on the river and I move in. He folds quickly muttering to himself that I got lucky. I tld him I couldnt even remember what I had and I was just outplaying him. He still remained quite quiet but couldnt help telling his mates what a clever cunt I was! lol

I finished the day with 24300 and 80 odd left..............